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still has faith in john allen, the current u.s. commander in afghanistan who is now under investigation by the pentagon's inspector general for what officials describe as potentially inappropriate e-mails with one of the women directly involved in the case. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, has more on an ever-widening story. >> reporter: the scandal involving two very different women, tampa socialite jill kelley and petraeus biographer and former mistress paula broadwell ensnared not only petraeus but his successor. marine general john allen who took over from petraeus in afghanistan and is the president's choice to be supreme allied commander of nato forces in europe, a nomination now temporarily on hold. >> thank you for all that you have done, for me and for our precious daughters. >> reporter: the general is married with a sterling record. but on a flight to australia monday night, aides to defense secretary leon panetta disclosed a dramatic turn in the petraeus case. fbi investigators had uncovered what the pentagon called potentially inappropriate commun
david petraeus' resignation. what does the loss mean for the future of u.s. intelligence? concern tony shaffer on that yet. >> then, peta now targeting your kids. take a look at its latest billboard to keep turkey off the menu this thanksgiving. has this group gone too far? [turkey gobbling] >> we report, you decide: gobble, gobble, gobble. where others fail, droid powers through. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. [ male announcer ] jill and her mouth have lived a great life. but she has some dental issues she's not happy about. so i introduced jill to crest pro-health for life. selected for people over 50. pro-health for life is a toothpaste that defends against tender, inflamed gums, sensitivity and weak enamel. conditions people over 50 experience. crest pro-health for life. so jill can keep living the good life. crest. life opens up when you do. >> welcome back, intel community bombshell just dayed before he was scheduled to testify on benghazi, cia director general david petraeus resigns citing extra marital affair even for the futu
, victor, a u.s. official tells cnn the fbi was investigating a tip that david petraeus was involved in an extramarital affair with paula broadwell. she is his biographer. broadwell spent a year with petraeus in afghanistan interviewing him for the book she co-wrote about him. it's not clear whether broadwell is the woman with whom petraeus has admitted to having this affair that led to this resignation. the official says that the fbi counterintelligence unit investigated the tip to see if there was a potential security risk, whether petraeus could possibly be blackmailed. the official tells cnn there was no suggestion the fbi was investigating petraeus for any possible wrongdoing, but the concern, rather, was that he might be putting himself in a vulnerable position. >> we know that a lot of the questions from online that i've read, some of the comments on cnn.com, there's questions about the timing. let's start with what it comes after, the presidential election. what if we found out about that connection, if any, and why this comes just days after the election? >> reporter: well,
abbas says he will ask to recognize a palestinian state. the u.s. has opposed upgrading their status. a man arrested in colorado after atagging a police officer with a sword. a man was runningarn an education complex with a sword yesterday. he sliced an officer's fingers when confronted. the officer shot and killed him. the officer is in critical condition. more than 1500 twilight fans are camping now the downtown los angeles this weekend to catch a glimpse of the movie, stars at the premier. the final movie in the vampire romance series opens on monday. >> shannon: what time your your flight? >> i will not be attending. >> shannon: if you showed up, there would be pandemonium, we need you here. >> reporter: i don't think that's correct. >> shannon: we need you here, peter. >> to point fingers in any one direction is a short-satellited way of making people feel good about the selection. we have issues that have to be dealt with in a lots of areas. >> shannon: rnc communications director, sean spicer says it's time for self-examination. after a disappointing election, rnc officials ar
u.s. are without power. that is progress. the peak was 8 million plus. now it is down to 3.6 million. we are getting there slowly, but surely. we have the government latest report on jobs. the unemployment rate up slightly to stock 7.9%. connell: the quality of the jobs, though, people talk a lot about it. we will weigh in on that and the markets coming up next. ♪ follow the wings. connell: back to our big economic headline today, the u.s. economy adding -- joining us down in florida where i am told he voted today. >> i did, i voted today. i have to watch out for the weather. connell: that is the big question. you know, in terms of how that will affect the election. in terms of numbers today, we said this would be the big number ahead of the election. 7.9% unemployment, hundred 70 plus jobs. >> i do not know about the election. the report is a good report. it is above estimates. the revisions were good. two things are good in this report. incomes did not write so much. they are better than what we used to get. we look back and say, hey, we created a half million jobs within the las
and a half weeks before the september 11th terrorist attacks on benghazi on august 159. the u.s. mission in benghazi held an emergency meeting and august 16th a secret table was sent to the state department that laid out the concerns our team on the ground had at the time. and top of the list was consulate security. the guards did not think they could protect the consulate. the state department says al qaeda had training camps in benghazi and we got our hands on the direct quote from the cable rso regional security officer expressed concerns with theable to defend post in the event of a coordinated attack due to limited manpower, security measures, post nation support security and the over all size of the compound. they also said security in benghazi was trading negatively and they were becoming more brazen with their operations because they weren't scared of the libyan security force or the libyan police cracking down on them. so they told the state department in washington that the team in benghazi was going to ask for more security at their compound to keep them safe even though they
] [ crowd chants u.s.a. ] >> cenk: i love that reaction. hey, what about climate science? u.s.a.! u.s.a.! we're number one! ha ha, take that, climate change. luckily, not everybody's that dense. new cover of business week is it's global warming stupid. we now have the author of that article, assistant managing editor of bloomberg business week joining us now. some believe this cover story is a bit controversial. do you believe it is? >> no, obviously the cover language is meant to get people's attention but if you read the story itself, you see we're playing it right down the middle. the issue here is not to blame climate change for any one particular storm but to say that the conditions in the atmosphere have indisputably changed and as a result of those changes, all storms generally speaking are going to be prone to be more severe and more frequent and we are beginning to see in undeniable terms the price of the warming of the atmosphere, the warming of the ocean waters and the rise of the ocean waters. >> cenk: paul, here's the problem with that. you say it's undeniable, all the scientist
major u.s. allies. france and england. it was a fight over control of the suez canal. the american president at that time, in 1956, was, of course, dwight eisenhower. republican. he was running for re-election against the democratic candidate that year, adlai stevenson. talk about an october surprise. that year it was eight days before election day. both candidates are forced to deal with an unexpected and genuine giant foreign policy crisis. >> on sunday the israeli government ordered total mobilization. on monday, their armed forces penetrated deeply into egypt and to the vicinity of the suez canal, nearly 100 miles away. and on tuesday, the british and french governments delivered a 12-hour ultimatum to israel and egypt, now followed up by armed attack against egypt. the united states was not consulted in any way about any phase of these actions. nor were we informed of them in advance. >> president eisenhower sounding kind of mad, right? the u.s. had not been informed about the attack ahead of time. because ike had made clear to our allies, to england specifically, that he didn
are still doing the grim work of finding sandy's victims. and as i said the death toll in the u.s. has risen to at least 106 people. many areas are still without power. and authorities warn that it could be a week, a week before they get it back. 2.7 million households in the dark. nearly 3 million. electricity not the only thing in short supply. gas lines are still a reality for people in new york and new jersey and millions of gallons of fuel are being trucked to those affected areas. well, new jersey governor chris christie has ordered rationing in dozens of counties there. despite all the suffering there are signs of hope. >> 80% of the subway service has been restored. that is under literally in under one week. 80% of the subway service has been restored from what was horrendous damage. >> and workers are busy securing the crane that left dangling by sandy's fierce winds. look at that thing, officials say it could take up to 36 hours to finish that job. you know, the economy is a huge issue in the election, and here in ohio, why are the people in the state with one of the lowest unemplo
, and i think we think it's more likely than not that democrats will gain seats in the u.s. senate. that was unthinkable six months ago. it's going to lead to real recriminations inside the republican party about who made these mistakes and getting these candidates and failing to get people like todd akin out of these races and get electable republicans into these races that they have to be able to win. >> if you look at senate republicans other the last four cycles, they've been pummeled. in 2006 democrats weren't supposed to pick up the senate, they did. in 2008 they expanded to a 60-seat majority, they were able to get health care done as a result of the pickup that they had. in 2010 you had republicans have an opportunity to pick up the senate, they fell short. and now again a huge opportunity this year to pick up the senate, and it looks like they might actually fall backwards because of these races you're talking about, massachusetts, indiana and missouri. i think one of the things that we've learned over the last couple of cycles is when republicans talk about the economy as
-fire is going to be. >> tim, this is tricia rose. let me ask you a question. to what degree can the u.s. function legitimately as a neutral honest broker. when you look at the funding. when you look at the iron dome and the casualty rates it raises questions to me about whether or not the cease-fire can be held together when the u.s. one side. >> the united states simply does not deal with hamas directly. it deals with it through egypt. it sees it as a terrorist entity. you're right, israel and the united states are close allies, and the united states by 2015 will have dedicated close to $1 billion if authorization bills hold, they will have dedicated close to $1 billion to the iron dome system. so that's why the egyptian role is so important in all this. egypt acts as the conduit between american interest and diplomacy into the gaza strip. >> michael: you can follow tim mak on tim kmak on political could. we switch to hardcore politics. yes it's the first annual tyt turkey pardon. should this turkey be saved? >> i have a deal for the president. a deal that i don't believe he can refuse
's talk about u.s. treasuries for a second. there was a report today that investors are turning cautious on u.s. treasuries. you believe that? >> and heard the same story two years ago and and i don't believe them in amount than we were two years ago. i don't really think there's a lot of money that's going to fly out of treasuries. why is that? because we are still the world's biggest consumer. how do you find the world's biggest consumer? you lend the money. the u.s. government is still issuing tons of debt. so i don't think richard was love. double the yield little bit less of a risk remapped. gerri: i want to hear what you have to say about the new york stock exchange. they said the people who work here are not going to be safe unless they can stay home and not worry about it. we make of that? >> i think it makes sense. i agree. i think they would have been in harms way. but the question is did you really need those people down there or it. >> exactly. >> there is a report from just a couple weeks ago, year-over-year volumes is down 35%. exchanges like direct editor taking all that o
service, are other service problems hindering what you are doing? >> well, again, u.s. electric system is most reliable electric system in the world. but with a storm of a millennium, that has never been seen before that knocks out power to over 8 million people, and then brings in water and wind, it is a very difficult tough job. it does rely on a lot of different people working together. we're working in new york with mayor, and governor, and others to bring in every resource we can to get water pumped out to get on with the job of trying to restore electricity. but it is -- it is a huge job. i understand people's frustration,veryone depends on electricity, it affects every part of our lives, we understand how important it is for customers to have it. gerri: and dan, i think their frustration goes beyond, that we're looking at pictures of houses burning. some situation may not in your district that are dire, really, and truly dire, you know, here in new york city we're not used to this, this happens elsewhere, this is a new experience for us, a lot going on downtown near the new york
anybody could shock anybody, this ad says the u.s. bailed outcries her and that chrysler is now going to go build jeeps in china democrats call the ad a flat out lie. take a look for yourselves. >> mitt romney has a plan to help the auto industry. he is ooh ported by lee iacocca and the detroit news. obama took gm and chrysler into bankruptcy and sold chrysler to italians who are going to build jeeps in china. megyn: joining me now, stu varney. they say -- first let's start with obama took gm and chrysler into bankruptcy. >> and sold chrysler to the italians who are going to build -- megyn: stop there, took gm and chrysler into bankruptcy and sold eye chrysler to the italians, true or false. >> true, yes. megyn: sold it to the italians who are going to build jeeps in china. they are going to build jeeps in china. >> yes, confirmed today by the ceo of chrysler. he said in a statement, chrysler is interested in expanding its customer base which can only be done by establishing local production. he goes onto say we intend to return jeep production to china. that is from the ceo today of
back to that expert, mark twain. he says about music what i would say about the u.s.-china relationship. --said about wagner's music he was a great music critic. britney spears'spair not asand said, "it's good as it looks." [laughter] >> thank you. >> let me pick up on a point he made earlier. it is a complex idea. a great challenge that we face and might face is managing this relationship. in this context, i want to stress what i see as two of the major issues of challenge. first, the internal challenge. we tend to assume that china is growing at an% a year -- 10% per year, but i think that is wrong. i think we will see a combination of economic and internal political reasons. china is entering, my guess is a very difficult period. the society has outgrown the political system that brought the revolution. we have seen decided grow in the way it has. it has substantial measure because of its economic growth. i like to do this when i give talks about china. this is one of the most revolutionary technologies of any kind -- cell phone. it is relevant because there are millions of cell phon
carrying products between u.s. ports to fly under the u.s. flag, be built in the u.s., and be crude mostly be u.s. citizens the fact they're waiving that will hopefully expedite more fuel in here. what are they doing on the ground? trying to get the power to restored to gas stations that don't have power. you can't pump gas if you don't have power. power is restored to the terminals to get the fuel, of course, on to the trucks. that's a priority. now, there are trucks moving and there is gas here. the issue are those other two issues really kind of slowing things down and then by the way, we still have some of these huge massive refineries taken off-line trying to get them up and running but that could be a while as well. this part of the country consumes more oil, more gas, than any ear part of the country on a daily basis. it drinks it. they have goat this stuff moving not only to power cars but generators because of people, people don't have any electricity. they need generators to stay warm. let me tell you, andrea, it is cold. it was about 38 this morning at the moment we're about 49
softer condition and background in europe politically. and i think improving conditions here in the u.s. for the consumer and for manufacturing and for gdp in general. our general background is pretty positive. >> great points there. sandy, what about you? you say regardless of who wins the election, the fiscal cliff would be either downsized or deferred. what does that mean? >> well, i think downsizing is more likely. have you to factor in the hurricane as well because that's going to be a half a percentage point decline as well, coupled with, you need to get that fiscal cliff down to 1% or maybe 0.5%. i think the downsizing has to be pretty substantial. they're either going to have to defer it to the new congress and either a new administration or the existing one, but they've got to get it downsized pretty substantially pretty quickly. and it's going to require, because of that gridlock we're going to have again, a bipartisan concurrence. that's going to be the test in 2013. >> chris, what do you think? how do you want to invest with $1.5 billion under management, how are you allocat
in benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the u.s. embassy in cairo and evolved into a direct assault against the u.s. diplomatic post in benghazi and subsequently its annex. there are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations." and, of course, that's exactly what ambassador rice told the american people. >> our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. we believe that it looks like extremist elements individuals joined in that -- in that effort. >> ambassador rice reported exactly what she was told by the cia. and testifying behind closed doors on capitol hill today, general david petraeus backed her up. looks like maverick mccain's flying solo with his fake talk express. joining me now is congressman gary ackerman, democrat from the new york, and senior member house foreign affairs committee and ryan grim, washington bureau chief of the "huffington post." he's writing about john mccain's call for a committee to investigate the benghazi atta
witt" starts now. >>> on the brink. fighting escalates in the middle east. what's the u.s. role if it turns into a ground war? we discuss it next. >>> let's make a deal. the latest in talks to avoid the fiscal cliff. should we believe lawmakers will get it done and get it done soon? >>> new twists. the two women behind the falls of america's top spy and how they ended up at the white house on more than one occasion. the saga continues. good morning, everyone, welcome to "weekends with alex witt," we're going to get to what's happening right now out there as we have breaking news on the escalating and deadly crisis in the middle east as it enters its fourth day. overnight explosions could be seen, you see them there, over the gaza skyline. israeli officials say a rocket from gaza injured three soldiers today. israel expanded its air assault, bombing the prime minister's compound and other official buildings. the assault also killed a hamas commander. in israel troops are gathering at the border where many roads into gaza are closed. the military is ready for a ground assault with
. a changeover in governments and, frankly, also people have suspected for the last few years that the u.s. is disengaging from the region. president obama and secretary clinton are in asia which is this pivot to asia. and soap i think that what the united states wants to see here, they want to see can we take morsi, a muslim brotherhood leader, and make him into a constructive leader and can we use this? >> speaking from your expertise, given his background, is that a plausible skcenario for morsi? >> we could put aside his background because his background says, no. he came up through the ranks of the muslim brotherhood. no one expected him to be president but now he is president and the question is, is he going to act as president of egypt with national interests in mind or the ideology? he's so far been leaning in the idea of pragmatism. >> even with the statement today, robin, go ahead. >> the most important meeting hillary clinton will have will be in cairo and what's been so fascinating as this crisis has evolved, the communication between president obama and president morsi almost
argues u.s. drug policy has shifted, quote, without really acknowledging it, we are beginning to experiment with a negotiated surrender. benjamin, there are many people i know not naming names who would like to see the white flag waved on the war on drugs. i will point you to a "washington post" editorial yesterday that talks about decriminalization but warns it is not yet clear how a quasi legal pot industry might operate in colorado and waugs or what its public health effects will be. it could be these are harbingers of a slow national reassessment of a marijuana policy or it could serve as a warning for the other 48 states. a middle of the line road. you seem to argue that -- well, based on the title of the story, that this is the beginning of the end. >> yeah. i think we can talk about marijuana and also about harder drugs, but with regard to pot, i mean if you look at what happened in washington state which is where the dam broke and where the first state legalized recreational use of marijuana, we're now presuming everything holds they will treat marijuana like alcohol,
that got so much attention. but why were those warning signs from the libyan officials on the ground, u.s. officials in libya, why were those not taken more seriously perhaps or addressed in a different way. so part of all this attention is that kind of leverage. andrea? >> that's, of course, what is going to come up at confirmation hearings if she is nominated as the president we are told really wishes to follow up on. that is going to be the focus, part of the focus, of the nomination and confirmation hearings and another warning shot today from lindsey graham, look at what he had to say about a previous confirmational battle one that the republicans lost. >> well, i remember the john bolton episode pretty well. our democratic friends felt like that john boltton didn't have the information needed to make an decision about john bolten to be ambassador and democrats dug in their heels saying we're not going to vote, not going to consider this nomination until we get basic answers to our concerns. all i can tell you is that concerns i have are greater today than they were before. >> intere
of spending cuts and tax increases that could push the u.s. into another recession. maria bartiromo is the host of cnbc's "closing bell." >> well, people are putting two and two together, saying wall street dropped the day after the election. simple question, why? >> you're absolutely right. well, first off, people are worried about higher taxes, higher regulation under it had obama presidency. but also, it is this near-term worry about the fiscal cliff. at the end of this year, we will see $600 billion of spending go away. there are spending cuts coming, that means, defense companies, transportation, construction, they may very well have to lay off workers. in addition to that, we've got the highest tax increase coming on virtually all income levels. these two things will coincide, and that is the fiscal cliff to basically possibly push the u.s. economy into recession unless congress does something about it. >> is wall street basically registering its doubt and skepticism that either party can come together and resolve this? >> that's right. i think we will see compromise. already
the costliest u.s. catastrophes. forecasting a cost between $10 billion and $20 billion worth of insured losses. the final tally impacted by, among other things, power in the transportation grids. as for the insurance industry with over $500 billion in capital it can pay expected claims. at last year's premium increases and a decline in catastrophe claims bulked up their profile. deutsche bank claims it could trim earnings by 36% but it could also help insurers later giving them cover to raise premiums. back to you. >>> sandynjrelief fund.org. mary pat christie is on the news line with us right now. welcome. good to have you with us. >> thanks, tyler. >> at some risk, i ask how are you and the christie family holding up? your husband and you have both then tireless this last week. gout to be pretty tired these days? >> we're doing pretty well. it's all relative, right, tyler? we don't have power yet but hopeful that we will soon. i'm also hopeful that our children get to go back to school tomorrow. >> we're in the same boat and expected to go back to school in my town montclair some time on wed
and save the u.s. economy from going down a dangerous road. it is wednesday, november 7th, the day after and a special early presentation of "squawk box" follows the late presentation that we had yesterday. but it starts right now. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "squawk box" here on cnbc. and yes, we know it's only 5:00 a.m. on the east coast, but you don't have to double check your clocks. on the morning after election day, we couldn't wait until 6:00 a.m. to get back on the air. the american public handing president obama four more years in the white house. meantime, the balance of power stays the same in the senate. this morning, we have two main items on the squawk agenda. after months of handicapping the race, we'll find out how the global markets react to the decision and ask how you need to position your portfolio. we have a number of people on hand to help us with that task, including mike santoli. he is our guest the next hour. chuck gabriel, his job is to try to connect the dots between washington and investors. we have jeremy seigel. also, vincent rinehart. we'll be jo
's amazing. >> the other thing i find amazing is i remember going through the u.s. treasury in the height of the financial crisis, and back then, you had officials who were scribbling down important facts and figures on scrap paper because that was one of the few things they were able to legally throw away and get rid of. and if you go around other branches of the u.s. government today, people are intensely aware of the risks of e-mails being kept. if you go and talk to private sector banks, nobody working on a bank trading floor these days can possibly not be aware of the risks of tracking thoughts and e-mails. and yet somehow the military just seems not to have noticed this. it is very, very striking. >> there's one other dedataidei this "journal" story, kelley had second thoughts. and people said they made the request, quote, she was worried about the personal information being provided to investigators. >> like the diplomatic license plates. >> talk about the horse after it's left the barn door. >> you predicted fiscal cliff would be the fifth question. it's going to be our second top
republican critics and answer questions about the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. rice will sit down with senators john mccain, lindsey graham, and kelly ayott. in recent days, senator mccain has softened his criticism as rice insists that she was relying on talking points from the intelligence community. last night, senator graham rejecting her defense but says he's open to today's meeting. >> she asked to meet with us and now we'll listen to what she has to say about her role in benghazi. the more i know about benghazi, the more upset i am that the consulate was even open on september 11th. when you look at the history and the reporting coming out of libya about the dangers, it should never have been open or heavily reinforced. after the attack, i think the story we were told about a spontaneous event caused by video where a mob turned into a riot is less credible than ever. >> she reportedly called the meeting. seems like a smart move. what do you think? >> well, i think it's a smart move for john mccain to take the meeting. they're boxed in. this is not a figh
as important for romney is ohio, where he is under fire for ads suggesting u.s. automakers are about to ship jobs to china. >> obama took gm and chrysler into bankruptcy and sold chrysler to italians who are going to build jeeps in china. >> reporter: chrysler and gm angrily denied they are shifting u.s. production to china. and joe biden accused romney of lying and causing panic among autoworkers in ohio. >> thousands of them are calling their uaw reps, "is it true, is it true? is jeep really going to leave? is the announcement they made not true? are they going to shut down our plant?" what a cynical, cynical thing to do. >> reporter: but the romney campaign does see some positive signs out there, especially in pennsylvania, minnesota and michigan. three states that have been considered solidly democratic, but where the obama campaign is now suddenly playing defense, spending more than $1 million on tv ads for the final week. diane? >> also on the campaign trail, jonathan karl. thank you, jon. >>> and coming up here next, flammable gas leaking and it's not just a danger in the storm zone.
to single out u.s.a. today on friday for calling out what i think has been the worst ad of this campaign season which is the ad that the obama campaign ran against romney, not one of us, unquote. that is completed loaded language. it's fair to say if romney used that on obama he would have been destroyed by the media so obama uses it on romney and u.s.a. d did flag it. >> you see basically a white media or white blib. a black guy is not one of us didn't feel about a white guy? >> they are clearly trying to say romney is not one of us. you can't have it both ways. >> it's a different concept. >> what became of the colorblind society. >> we have seen so much racism we don't have a colorblind society. a lot of racists came out of the woodwork. >> she muslim. he is not one of us. so what can we expect from the media leading up to tuesday? >> i think they have their guy they are pushing for. what are the excuses going to be. if obama wins, what are the excuses that the media is going to come up with or how did he win? is it going to be a weak romney or obama so great or vice versa i think we'
the event at the u.s. consulate in nibenghazi libya on september 11, when four americans were killed, including ambassador christopher stevens. >> other people were -- >> the truth is, infoation comes in, folks put it out thought the process, people , sy it's still incomplete. what i was up clear is we're going to do an investigation and figure out what happened.sa >> as part of the investigation, is it helping the communication between the divisions of, not just what happened in benghazi, but what happened within? i don't know, i would say even you wod admit, it was not the optimal response, at least to the american people as far as us being on the same page. >> here's what i'll say. >> yeah. >> if four americans get killed, it's not optimal. >> right. >> and we're going to fix it. and -- >> all of it? >> all of it. and what happens dung the course of the presidency is that the egovernment is a big operation, at any given time, something screws up, and you make that you find out what's broken and you fix it. >> question: did jon stewart unintentionally do president a disserviceby f
been positive for obama. >> her husband is jay-z. >> bill: yes. >> one u.s. marine has an ambitious goal to help the wounded warrior project. sergeant enrique trevino of florida is on his way to doing one million pushups this year all for the charity. he tells abc -- >> bill: is that like nonstop? >> one million pushups for the year. >> bill: nonstop? >> it started out as a new year's resolution. starts his day by doing 500 pushups before going to work. he does them about every five to ten minutes. does anywhere from 25 to 50 in one sitting before breakfast. then he kicks it up a notch during his lunch break. 30 minutes straight! gets 600 pushups done during lunch. he's ahead of schedule. he's done 845,000 pushups so far this year. >> i just did the math by the way. to do a million in one year, you have to do 2,739 pushups every day! >> he does that -- a lot of times more so occasionally he can take a day off. >> i only do 1,000 a day. >> bill: i only do 50 before i come over in the morning. and
- growing population in the u.s. so it is no surprise their vote will count more than ever. especially in battleground virginia. we talked to local latino voters about what is important to them. >> the the election is a popular topic of conversation. >> ism gordon. >> a record of 24 million latinos are eligible to vote tuesday. a 20% jump from two years ago. the of latino vote is important for success. she has been paying close attention to both candidates. >> too many people become u.s. citizens and do not vote, she said. the latino community needs to be more united. >> it could be a deciding factor and it is important for elected officials of all stripes to make sure the i understand in this growing portion of the community this is a group that cares deeply about education immigration reform about entrepreneurship. >> a community with a percentage of families that tend to live with lower incomes. they have leaned heavily on and supported democratic candidates. some say the image of the typical latino voter is changing. >> have become more educated and more aware and they pay more att
forces deployed from central europe and the united states, but the attack that left the u.s. ambassador and three other americans dead had ended before they could get there. u.s. officials are trying to refute news reports that say the cia told its personnel to stand down. >>> the true that will decorate the grounds of the u.s. capital for the holidays is being prepped for its trip to washington. the 73-foot spruce was harvested friday from white river national forest in colorado. crews will take two days wrapping the tree before it makes its way east. most of the transportation costs are being paid through private donations and sponsored. >>> and in another holiday sign, the tradition is back in full force. butter ball has opened its annual turkey talk phone line. people can now call 1-800-butter ball to ask questions or get cooking advice from experts through december 24th. the company has provided the consumer help line every holiday season since 1981. the most popular question asked of the hotline. i have the turkey -- now what? that's the news. now back to lester and erica. >> than
on the gas shortage coming up. >>> the u.s. soldier charged with the grisly massacre of afghan soldiers appears in court today. he's accused of carrying ought a pre-dawn raid batch in march killing 16 villagers, 9 of them children as they slept. the 39-year-old father of two faces a court-martial and could ultimately receive the death penalty. parts of the proceedings will be held at night to allow witnesses in afghanistan to testify. >>> a horrific accident at the pittsburgh zoo where a 2-year-old boy was mauled to death when he fell into a den of african painted dogs. the by's mother had put him on a railing overlooking the exhibit 11 feet below. >>> federal officials have launched an investigation into what caused an atlanta police helicopter to hit the top of a power line and crash into a city street saturday night, killing both officers on board. the two officers were searching for a 9-year-old boy who had run away from home. the boy was later found unharmed. no one on the ground was injured in that crash. >>> now let's head to wall street and the new york stock exchange. good morn
at the global context. this is not a local recession or a great recession that we just 70 u.s. in fact, we are performing better than any other large industrialized country in the world. neil: as well we should. we are the big gun, but we have to export and have customers. >> europe is fading into a recession. many of the policies that are taking them there are some of the same policies that paul ryan in particular seems to want to put in place. neil: but you could seriously argue the reason why they are in the economical they are is because they build this cradle to grave nanny state that some of them have to disentangle because there is no more money. in fact, what they're doing in france to try to make things right is, well, let's take the top tax rate to 75 percent and you have a fine business mind like yourself. what i'm asking to where is the middle ground? what do you do to get this under control? >> obviously we have to get through this election. as the fed has said and as most independent economists say, we have some momentum behind the economy. you know my favorite industry, actu
, they see ambivalence in the u.s. foreign policy and they don't see any particular reason to stop. we have tightened the sanctions, based on what was done in congress and the administration and those are starting to bite. but i wish we had gone to sanctions, these kines of very punishing sanctions a bit earlier, maybe we might see results by now. >> i am going to take a break but i am going to bring you back after that break because i would like to ask you about what happened in benghazi. some have suggested that history is repeating itself. 1979, to 2012, both years we saw an ambationz dormurderred. i would like to get your thoughts on that. quick commercial break and we'll be right back. ♪ [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance
died in the u.s. as a result of sandy. most of them from new york and new jersey. still 5.6 million customers in the dark. and it may be ten days before the hardest hit areas sea power restored. more than 19,000 flights were canceled because of sandy, but stranded passengers have something to be thankful for. newark and jfk airports were back in business yesterday and delta and american airlines are scheduled to resume a limited number of flights out of laguardia in about 30 minutes. the mta is also getting back to business with new york city subways offering limited service starting today. the m tcta is waiving all fees until tomorrow. so good news there. >> we're looking for any good news so thank you. the eye of hurricane sandy has hit the jersey shore hard. it wiped away entire economies. president obama surveyed the damage with chris christie yesterday. this morning kayla tausche is in toms river, seaside heights. what's it look like there? >> reporter: it's very dark here. we're at the mouth of the bridge which leads over to sea sooid heights, a road only accessible by emergen
to the polls tomorrow and have been voting early, how confident are you in the u.s. electoral system? here are the numbers to call. host: you can also find us online, using social media. send us a tweet using journal@c- span.org -- twitter.com/c- spanwj. or find a conversation on facebook. you can also e mail us, twitter.com/c-spanwj. how confident are you in the u.s. electoral system? we will bring some articles on how early voting is unfolding, but first, here is the headline from "usa today." 48% to 48%. "it comes down to turnout." host: what do you think about the u.s. electoral system as we head into the final day? voters go to the polls tomorrow. in "u.s. a today," the two candidates made their pitch for why you should vote for them. barack obama, mitt romney, writing in to "usa today," sharing their opinions. president obama says -- "do not give up, we have had a rise in jobs and a rebound in growth." governor romney says -- "we need a new beginning." looking at the headline of "the wall street journal," it gives us an idea of where the candidates were over the weekend. you can see
of maryland, and along with that the first openly gay member of the u.s. senate was elected in wisconsin. here is tammy baldwin. [video clip] >> i did not run to make history. i ran to make a difference. [applause] a difference in the lives of families struggling to find work and pay the bills, a difference in the lives of students worried about debt. [applause] and seniors, worried about their retirement security. [applause] a difference in the lives of veterans who fought for us and need someone fighting for them and their families. [applause] a difference in the lives of entrepreneur weres -- entrepreneurs try to build a business and economic security. [applause] but in choosing me to tackle those challenges, the people of wisconsin have made history. [applause] host: this tweet from benjamin netanyahu, the prime minister of israel, who congratulates u.s. president barack obama on his election victory. fort lauderdale, florida. independent line. caller: thank you for taking my call. host: did you vote yesterday or early in florida? caller: a voted early. actually, i went out and did some la
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think are some concrete ways in which u.s. national security can be improved through help intervention beyond cross border infectious disease control. >> anybody care to take that one? >> i will be glad to respond. there has been a lot of debate. you and i have had a lot of debate in this area. we thank csi as for bringing us together. we never would have met otherwise. there's a wide diversity of opinion on this topic. it seems to me the global health security in terms of a rapidly expanding disease is something everyone would agree is something we should prevent. admiral fargo whose video early on was once asked why do all the cooperation stuff in the pacific? there are no wars going on. he said your point? he felt strongly by engaging other countries, talking about military, engage in other countries in peaceful areas we could have discussions would lead to a more stable likelihood of a more stable environment and i would put that forward as a way of engaging other countries and hopefully by closing the gap which i believe has happened over the last several years between the militar
and he was forced to resign as the cia director. well, now the general john allen, who is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, is being investigated for trading alleged quote flirtatious e-mails with ms. kelley over the last couple of years. we're hearing from ms. kelley for the first time in a 911 call to t don't know if by any chance, because i'm an honorary consul general, so i have inviolability, so they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well. but now it's against the law to cross my property since this is now like, you know, it's inviolable. >> all right. no problem. i'll let the officers know. >> thank you. >> meantime, the senate intelligence committee wants to be briefed both by petraeus and his replacement, michael morrell. cnn's jill dougherty is at the state department digging into some of this really confusing web i think it's fair to say. good morning to you, jill. >> hey, soledad. you know, let's begin with that honorary consul general. in tampa, apparently, from what we can understand, jill kelle
controversy over the administration's response to the attack on the u.s. consulate in bengha benghazi. members of congress are now vowing to find out why the cia's conclusion that terrorism was to blame for the attack was removed from u.n. ambassador susan rice's talking points. in the days following the deadly assault, rice said administration believed the attack was a reaction to an anti-islamic video. but, an associated press report says former cia director david petraeus testified on friday that he believed all along that the attack on the consulate was a terrorist strike. >> so let's -- before we set up these clips, let's make sure we set this up right. so we've been hearing, mark halperin, that susan rice said what she said because she was reading straight intel from the cia. we find out from david tet pet trace, this isn't true. that immediately david petraeus and intel officials knew this was an al qaeda attack. right? >> it's still kind of confusing. >> i'm basing that on "the new york times" reports and everything that i read through the weekend. >> totality of the reporting is there
to call at this point. derrick. >>> thank you anita. we have a winner in the virginia u.s. senate race. democrat tim kaine defeats george allen. now, andrea ma karen is with the -- andrea ma karen is with -- mac karen is with them. and sadie is with the democratic party. >> reporter: yeah. people were cautious coming in. it took a while to develop. tim kaine is finishing up his victor speech. there he goes. thanking everybody. i don't know if you can hear me. but the crowd is very excited. tim kaine hugging congressman bobby scott right there. and to the far right i'm not sure if you can see him, but it is his father-in-law. obviously even very excited -- everybody excited. it was a hard fought, tight race. $80 million. the most expensive senate race this year. lots of negative ads. 50 million of that money came from outside sources. and governor kaine said they fought against the negative advertisements. everybody very excited. tim kaine talked a little about his missionary work. he took a year off from college and went and lived in honduras where he went to missionary for a year. tal
to regions. and let's get going. together. >>> we're minding your business. u.s. stock markets closed mixed after being closed for two days because of superstorm sandy and u.s. stock futures are trading lower this market indicating markets will open at 9:30 a.m. eastern. >> a lot of places on the east coast, one of the things we've seen is long, long lines at gas stations. christine romans is here to tell us about it. >> you have half of the stations without power or closed in new jersey and parts of new york and you've got long, long lines. i saw them yesterday a half mile or more, reports of mile-long lines for gasoline. it's not necessarily a gas shortage, it's an inability to access the gas. why? because a lot of these -- a lot of them don't have any power and some are having logistics problems so gasoline coming out of the refinery but not getting to the gas stations, so we're told this is going to be a problem for the next few days. people are filling up their cars and gas cans because they're running generators and shane saws like crazy. new york, new jersey and connecticut, very woo
and we'll check business with jason brooks. stay with us. illegally cross into the u-s from mexico was not a great success.. this one hap >>> take a look at this. the u.s. border patrol says this attempt to illegally cross into the u.s. from mexico was not a great success. this one happened in yuma, arizona. the agency says two men inside the car ran back to mexico after the jeep got stuck at the top of the 14-foot fence. >> what did lawrence say? he thought it was an ad for jeep. >> did make it halfway up. conspicuous, though. >>> it's a tale of two cities and both in new york. specifically, the island of manhattan. the view from brooklyn here will show lower manhattan still in the dark because of sandy. but uptown the lights as you can see are on. that part of the city is getting back to normal including subway service this morning. so new york slowly recovering. >> it's 6:45 right now. let's get another check on the weather. you guys were trick or treating in the rain last night? >> out in the rain with a lot of other trick or treaters out there with the umbrellas out. looks l
to deploy but were upon called upon by the u.s. government. one official told cbs news tonight, the csg is the one group that is supposed to know what resources every agency has. now, they know of multiple options and had the ability to coordinate counter-terrorism assets across all the agencies. they were not allowed to do their job. they were not called upon. meanwhile, the house oversight committee sent a letter to the secretary of state, hillary clinton, asking about documents that indicate that people affiliated with the libyan government may have been involved in the attack. joiningous this breaking news, former new york city mayor, rudy guiliani. there is a likelihood that power is not going to be back on in new york until... some estimates, november 11 or beyond. there is no heat. there is no gas. people are dumpster diving for food. it was all over the drudge report. the president goes for a photo-op. he's gone. there is no help coming in here at all. it is four days into this. i mean, i really believe this is now -- this is a disaster out there. >> it is a disaster. particular
." ♪ >>> welcome back to "hardball." the fight for the u.s. senate can be as significant as the fight for president. right now looks advantage democrats. the latest analysis is it appears more likely than not democrats will holded majority, perhaps by only the slimmest of margins. there you have it. and the catch up is the massachusetts senate race between republican scott brown and democratic challenger elizabeth warren, and right now the clear politics poll average has warren up by 4.5. politi politico is up there in boston covering the race. dave, thanks for joining us from politico. >> absolutely. >> let me ask you about that race. it seems like something happened a couple weeks ago. was it the mayor's endorsement and putting all the troops? but that's only 8% of the lector root. what got her on top of the race? >> i think it's women voters that were in brown's camp, still sort of flirting with him this summer in polls moving towards warren, and i talked to some pollsters and voters on the ground today and that's all you hear about on the airwaves, in the messaging. it's all designed to court w
aftershocks have followed. >>> the u.s. army private accuseded of leaking classified documents to wikileaks could take responsibility for minor offenses. but bradley manning could be tried on more serious charges, including aiding the enemy. >>> lady gaga is pledging mon $1 million to victims of hurricane sandy. she says fans in new york city made her the artist she is today. >>> we are expecting an update shortly from governor chris christie on the nor'easter that has hit the region on the heels of superstorm sandy. certainly adding insult to injury. >>> plus a cabinet shakeup ahead. what the president's team will look like for his second term. who might stay, who might go. we'll talk about it. ♪ [ male announcer ] the way it moves. the way it cleans. everything about the oral-b power brush is simply revolutionary. oral-b power brushes oscillate, rotate and even pulsate to gently loosen and break up that sticky plaque with more brush movements than manual brushes and even up to 50% more than leading sonic technology brushes for a superior clean. oral-b power brushes. go to oralb.com for
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and his commitment to work with the u.s. on human rights dialogue will unlease the incredible potential of that beautiful country. this is obama's first trip overseas since his reelection shows he is serious about shifting america's focus leastward. the two are continuing to fire rockets and israel has blamed hamas for does sends of arrests since the violence started. more "bill press show" after the break. we'll be right back. here in our own country. >> it's an issue that ultimately effects each and every one of us. >> thats why current is stepping up. >> ... by feeding the needy. >>... feeding the needy. >>... feeding the needy. >>... feeding the needy. >>... feeding the needy. >> for an entire week we'll explore hunger, malnutrition >> ... and offer solutions. >> so join us here at current tv where together, we'll feed the needy. >> brought to you by the all new doge dart. >> doge: new rules. now imagine the worst case scenario. worse than that. [ woman screaming ] worse. that bad. [ lasers ] so now we need airbags. more airbags. perfect. give it smart brakes
wrapping up the first trip to myanmar by a sitting u.s. president, chuck joins us now with the latest on the president's trip. >> well, good morning. i'm here in myanmar, a country that just a few years ago was virtually isolated from the world's community and now a united states president has visited the country, barack obama. he made a whirlwind 12 hours count when he landed and touched down he was greeted by a sea of folks here, some of them locals looked spontaneous. some of them uniformed schoolchildren, looked like it was very organized. but throngs of people hoping to catch glimpses of the motorcade. the president played a little bit of tourist, by the way. he stopped by a famous 2,000-year-old temple with a big buddha there. the president participating in a ceremony. >> i was dousing the flames. >> and then the president went to aung san sun kyi's house where the activist was under house arrest for years. the two of them after meeting behind closed doors with secretary of state hillary clinton in tow, by the way, they came out and spoke to a small group of reporters that were
in the u.s. congress. >> i'm speechless. i'm without words. what do you say to that? somewhat what do you say to someone who is an elected member of congress, who is a potential presidential nominee, someone who could be president of the united states and he's speaking this way? the republican party, maybe that plays well to the republican party base, but in no way is that a winning message for the vast middle of the country who wants someone who is a little more with it in terms of science. >> and that's a very good point. we talk about the fallout the republicans have had on certain issues. whether that's women's health or immigration, another piece of that is science. the fact that many people were turned off by the gop by their strict of facts and figures. >> i think what marco rubio is trying to say, and i don't want to speculate too far, but this is the not the core issue. he's trying to get back to the economy and the republicans perceived strength and not try to get on the issue of creationism. >> never mind the fact that scientists say the earth is 45 billion years old. >> he was
, this was an all-important test of u.s.-egyptians relations following the arab spring. what's the grade? >> well, the grade is good. better than good. you have to be cautious, of course. you're talking about the middle east. but i think that it's remarkable, alex, really, to see the kind of praise that president morsi is receiving. even in those defiant speeches that ayman was referring to, hamas leaders, islamic jihad leaders, benjamin netanyahu's comments last night, secretary clinton's comments last night, president obama's praise, everybody has good things to say about morsi, who has now emerged not only as a can-do politician, but a power broker in the region. for instance, when the truce deal needed to be closed and clinton came to cairo, she spent hours with morsi and with his foreign minister, mohammed kamul, finding the compromise that israel and hamas could live with. mainly stop the hostilities today and negotiate the other demands later. alex? >> jim, thank you very much for that live report from cairo with the latest on the brokering of the truce. joining me now, former u.s. ambassa
. >> it deledge mizing what could be an important inquiry, because four americans are dead including a u.s. ambassador. we want to know what went wrong so it's not repeated. if this takes on the perception as it is of a partisan witch had you not -- witch-hunt we won't get the answers we deserve. >> the point about those who saw as a partisan witch-hunt. we showed video of senator joseph lieberman. if he does not show the same contempt as the republican senators this morning, it does certainly leave them out there without this trio or bipartisan trio that we've seen or quartet. in his interview with cnn, i'm going to read a portion of what he said when asked about susan rice. she had a distinguished career up until now. secondly, i don't know if i feel i know exactly what she was told before she went on tv that sunday. i think we ought to find out before we decide on whether she's a good or bad public servant. that's what he said on the 25th. >> but here's the problem. the senate's already voted on her once to be the ambassador of the united nations. it's not like -- i don't think anybody
. which would make him the first u.s. president to visit the country which was formally known as -- formerly known as burma. >>> a virginia business owner is taking extreme measures following tuesday's elections. a jewelry store in bedford posted the sign that reads closed to mourn the loss of the america that our forefathers endowed to us. while some agreed the store owner has a right to express his opinions others say the move upsets them and they'll no longer do business there. >>> in other news prince george's county police are now looking for a murder suspect this morning. last night officers found a man a gunshot wound in hillcrest heights. he was outside the apartment building and died at the hospital later. at this point no details on a possible suspect or a motive. >>> much of the debris from superstorm sandy has a big coating of snow on it this morning. and that's all thanks to the nor'easter that's battering areas to our north. 9news now reporter kristin fisher has more on the storm and its effects on travel. she's live at national airport. good morning kristin. >>
the pentagon and the u.s. capital. a judge sentenced the man today. he plead guilty over the summer to attempting to provide materials to trss and to try to destroy federal buildings. he was planning to use remote- controlled model planes packed with explosives to blow up the buildings. >>> it was an attack that had a d.c. neighborhood on edge. the group responsible for -- responsible for brutally beating this man and putting him in a coma might be linked to others. we'll have all of the details. >>> and a warehouse up in flames overnight is still causing problems for firefighters. excuse me, why it could be awhile before they pin out point a cause. -- pinpoint a cause. >> went back and my -- mitt romney. >> and we'll tell you about the problems that a local woman said she had at the polls when she tried to cast her vote for president obama. gary. >> and will, we're trying to get the clouds out of here. no doubt they're severed and it looks like one more day before we can see the descent sunshine coming around for the weekend. we'll have a complete look at the forecast as well as m
world that came from the arab spring. and the u.s. is in this position where they are standing by israel, very clearly they have said that they support israel's right to defend itself. hillary clinton has met with the palestinian leader weather the egyptian president, with the israeli prime minister but not with hamas. that's going to continue to reverberate in the way that the president has dealings with the arab world going forward from this, and that's what they're looking at as they look forward to the next four years. >> the question, can she get this deal done or push it along. >> and she's dealing with a very different set of players. the playing field has changed dramatically. you have an egypt, tunisia that are no longer in the same position vis-a-vis israel. th then you have turkey, too. that's another sort of wild card where the relationship between israel and turkey deteriorated so much from 2010 to today that, you know, the u.s. really is in a position where they really can't take too many steps back from israel because it's more isolated now than it was even two years ago.
. the very latest on sandy. at least 74 people in the u.s. have died as a result of hurricane sandy. millions remain without power, and recovery isn't coming nearly fast enough. new jersey is just one of the places there are major gasoline shortages. people are waking up with canisters and walking up with canisters trying to get fuel. and further down the coast, take a look as cars are lined up for blocks, if not miles. some people waited more than an hour for a chance to fill up. >>> another big oil problem, a massive leak, a fuel leak at a tank facility. more than 300,000 gallons of diesel crude spilled into the water separating new jersey from staten island. containment booms are keeping the oil where it is. >>> in connecticut, these are such intense images. look at that as three mansions burned to the ground as wind gusts fueled the flames monday night. firefighters couldn't save the homes because of the intensity of the situation. >>> and back to new jersey, where at least 25% of hoboken remains under water. the national guard arrived there but the mayor is begging for more assistance. >
deaths in the u.s. overall, it's left 175 people dead, including the victims in canada and the caribbean. meanwhile, national guard troops are continuing to search and rescue. they are also helping to clear debris so crews can get the power back on and deliver food to people who need it. in new york, after a lot of criticism, mayor michael bloomberg cancelled the new york city marathon for the first time in 42 years. it's never been cancelled. it was set to take place tomorrow. no decision yet on whether it will be rescheduled. and at noon eastern, gas line will start being rationed in 12 counties in new jersey. to cut down on long lines at gas stations, people can only buy gas on odd-numbered days like today if their license plates end in an odd number. same goes for the even days. >> yeah. it's -- it's a mess. i mean, they got to do something, right, to make it a little bit easier for folks to get gas line. >> more time getting gas than waiting to vote. >> a lot of people were worried they would run out of gas in the gas line. much more ahead for you this hour. >> yeah. here's what's c
the capitol city of beijing. snow is forecast to continue falling throughout the day there. >>> here in the u.s. it's snowing in north dakota. at least three inches of snow fell in some areas and cool temperatures have caused icy roads. a travel alert has been alerted for that entire state. >>> and with some ski resorts already open in california, many skiers and snow borders are heading to san francisco this weekend for the ski and snow board festival. the event which is hosted by snow bomb ends today. it's taking place from 11:00 until 6:00 tonight at the fort mason center. tickets are $20 and that includes two free lift tickets. the event atracks about 20,000 -- attracts about 20,000 people each year. >>> 7:25. if you still want a bit of nice weather. rosemary is delivering it up for us this weekend. things change quickly. >> you are right. it must be late fall. because a taste of summer coming our way and then we switch over to rain and snow for the sierra coming back. giving you a look outside and what is going on, very calm conditions right now. mostly blue skies around the region. take a
here say there's no equivalent in the u.s., that americans never have that feeling of looking up to another power as a source of stability and growth for themselves. we had our crews span out to seven countries in europe and asia where people said they absolutely are looking at this election at this time as hugely important to their own futures and concerns. those concerns, of course, varied by region. in countries in transition, egypt and afghanistan, people were concerned about continuity and aid. they were worried about what forging new relationships with a new administration would mean exactly to them. in europe, all about the economy. in fact, a poll was done that showed 75% of europeans would vote for obama. 92% of germans. when you look at a place like, say, israel, if the election happened here, the landslide would be romney's. he's gained enormous support there after he visited and has been vocally supportive of potential israeli action against iran's nuclear facilities. >> michelle, thank you. >>> we want to let you know right here, brian williams and our entire politic
race in u.s. history. it was early this morning when the president appeared with his family becoming the third consecutive two-term president we've elected. that has not happened since the time of presidents jefferson, madison, and monroe. president obama won a decisive victory in both the electoral college and in the popular vote. the outlyer, the one state on the map not yet called is florida. and here we are on the east coast, also covering this. a nor'easter, a storm so fierce the governor of new jersey said it will move his state's recovery effort backward for a time. and here is a live picture of the map, the 30 rock stage we used as part of the election coverage last night. tonight it is part of swirling snow. back inside, we look at what happened last night as the president's historic re-election for a second term. he is back at the white house, where kristen welker has more. >> reporter: brian, good evening, after a grueling and bitter campaign, president obama returns to the white house as a two-term president. and with the economy still limping back to health, the stakes c
between the u.s. and israel will not change. what has changed is what colby address, and that is, the reality of the arab world. we no longer have mubarak in power in egypt, and that guaranteed to played a key role in dealing with israel. nina is absolutely right, the islamic jihad backed by iran is putting pressure in gaza, and on hamas itself. this has to stop. 1500 rocket attacks on an area slightly twice as large as washington d.c. on wednesday. and attacks within the suburbs of tel aviv and jerusalem are absolutely unacceptable. but i think the hope is this compound -- is this, barack obama has a political advantage because benjamin netanyahu is up for reelection and favored to win. but he was so obvious and so transparent in his support of mitt romney, all but endorsing him this year, i think there is a chance for a resolution. >> that is absurd. what resolution? hamas's charter declares that not only is israel illegitimate and has to be eradicated, but in the carter -- in the charter, jews are the cause of wars starting back to the french revolution. we're stock -- we are
an attack. militias is everywhere. this was known to the u.s. intelligence community. they really could not see a situation where the security was going to turn around. they said it was trending negatively. this comes three weeks before the attack. i can't think of anything more specific than if these groups had e-mailed the state department, here is the time, here is the place and here is the method of the attack because the cable names the two groups that we believe were responsible for this assault. >> how long is this cable? is it a page, two pages? >> it's a little over a page. >> greta: so it's quite detailed? >> it's very detailed. there can be no doubt this was really a cry for help from the people on the ground. they also talk at length that the 17 february brigade the libyan militia that is supposed to be friendly to the united states and that is task we said the police force has been infill rated by our enemies. 17th february brigade is not sharing information with americans anymore. we have information right after the attack that this brigade kind of melted away during the a
nothing. this is not a terrorist action. if that's true, i've been told this by a reliable u.s. senator. if that is true and that comes out in the next day or two. i think it raises enormous questions about the president's role. >> andrea: now as gingrich said, this is a rumor. but, eric, if this were to surface, this piles on to what i still think looks really bad. think about this. leon panetta on friday said you don't deplay forces in to harm's way without knowing what is going on. the president of the united states said the minute he knew, he ordered everything possible. that could be true. if the president ordered personnel to be deployed did someone violate the chain of command and drop the ball there? could it be true? >> eric: put it this way. john mccain said it's either a massive coverup or obama is incapable of being commander-in-chief. if the e-mails or whatever these, are this information is true, then yes. not more importantly, but equally as important in my mind if there are two net woks sitting on this information and chose not to go with it, not to run with it, we have
u.s.a.] >> jennifer: that look on his face, it's as if he was reminding himself of the deal he struck to get this far. that he wouldn't talk about the climate. even though when he was governor he acknowledged global warming as a real problem that requires real solutions. but instead, mitt romney is going to speak only for his corporate funders and the dirty energy empires that many of them run doing what he has to keep the pipelines of oil and campaign cash flowing. and that includes pandering to the far right who shout u.s.a. rather than confronting this frightening reality that we have entered a new normal in which everyday life is punctuated by frequent and intensifying natural climate disasters. and the megaphone of this fringe wing fox news, keeps reinforcing that message. >> where's the proof? these global warming claims have been debunked time and time again. >> you know what the problem is? there's more people living at the shore so there are more impacts. this is nothing to do with global warming. >> you
epperson at the nymex. u.s. jobs data sent gold prices sharply lower, below $1,700 an ounce. the first time we've seen gold this low since september 7th. we did see a lot of stocks go under way as we got the jobs data. oil prices are slightly lower, the stronger dollar pressuring oil prices as well as several e refineries still shut here along the east coast due to hurricane sandy and gasoline futures up slightly but the national average keeps coming down, $3.50, down 8 cents from a week ago, down 28 cents in the month. back to you, carl. >> thanks so much, sharon epperson. >>> the coast guard opening the port of new york and new jersey on a restricted basis allowing the backlog of barges allowing gasoline and fuel into the area. how soon might we see in the areas affected by sandy? good morning, kate. >> reporter: good morning, carl. i just returned from the dockses behind me where dry dock work ers are hoping to get themselves ready for new ships to be repaired as early as monday. they have a waterfront view of what's going on in the port of new york and new jersey which was just reopene
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